Mary Catherine Medley, of Springfield, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2024 at the University of Louisville. She plans to study criminal justice and political science.
Mary Catherine is a graduate of Washington County High School, where she was honored on the school's ACT Wall of Fame and served in several leadership positions including as vice president of the Cultural Awareness Club, class representative for the Beta Club and historian of the National Honor Society. She was elected the state vice president of peer education for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and was a three-time national, state and regional gold medalist in the program's STAR Event competitions. She was named the 2020 Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County and finished fourth runner-up at state competition. Mary Catherine, the daughter of Tony and Julie Medley, was a 2019 Governor's Scholar at Centre College.
This program truly promotes so many of my personal interests such as politics, literature, leadership and service, and it will provide me with an entire community of young adults with similar passions. I feel so lucky and proud to be able to be a part of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2024.